Orlando Child Custody Attorneys
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Child custody can be one of the most difficult and contested aspects of a divorce. The children’s well-being is usually the greatest concern when parents split up.
At The Law Office of Paulette Hamilton, P.A., we understand the problems you may be facing in regards to custody. Our firm is dedicated to helping you and your spouse or unmarried partner find ways to resolve your differences effectively.
Child Custody Guidelines & Policies in Florida
The Law Office of Paulette Hamilton, P.A. handles all types of issues related to child custody, including:
- Temporary custody
- Full custody
- Relocation, including international relocation cases
- Parental relocation disputes
Custody Terms in Florida
Florida has done away with terms such as “custody,” “custodial parent,” and “noncustodial parent.” Florida courts now assign parental responsibility to parents, either sole responsibility or shared responsibility. Visitation rights have now been termed as time-sharing arrangements in which parents create a parenting plan that details those arrangements.
Creating a Parenting Plan
When creating a parenting plan, you will need to decide:
- With whom your child(ren) will live the majority of the time
- When your child(ren) will spend time with the other parent
- How responsibility will be shared for major decisions concerning the child’s health, education, religious upbringing, and other important matters
- How child support will be impacted by living arrangements with each parent
In determining child custody matters, the court’s priority is always what is in the best interests of the child. Courts favor children having a continuing and meaningful relationship with both parents unless some factor – such as substance abuse or domestic abuse – would prohibit it.
Let Us Help You Reach a Fair Arrangement
Our firm is committed to helping you and the other parent of your child reach an agreement that works for everyone whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. We know how difficult this issue can be for many parents who may have difficulty agreeing on what is in their child’s best interests. However, our firm has helped countless parents resolve this issue and find a positive outcome at the end of the case.
Knowledge, honesty, courage, and passion.- L.B.
She really fought for me.- Elizabeth
Very upfront with me about what I needed to do to help my case.- Rochelle
It felt like a burden had lifted.- Karl
Attorney Hamilton is very rational and caring at the same time.- Breda